Process Safety Management - Online - Module 2 - Hazard Identification

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Module 2 - Hazard Identification is part of the full Process Safety Management eLearning package, which provides an integrated overview of the 20 elements in 15 modular presentations sessions which are each 45 minutes in length.

This module can be undertaken as an individual module or altogether as a package on the EI’s learning management system, with recorded presentations and exercises taught by a leading expert in process safety and a former deputy director of the UK Health & Safety Executive.

Learning Objectives:

• Why hazard identification is the starting point for managing risks
• How hazard identification is linked to risk assessment
• Techniques to identify, quantify and communicate about hazards
• Why accident scenario mapping / worst case outcome is important

Key Points to cover:

• Purpose: To identify what types of harm are presented in the facility or associated with work activities so that appropriate control measures can be developed, implemented and maintained at all times the hazards are present.
• Learning Points:
o What is a hazard and how it differs from risk as a concept?
o Hazards are used, harnessed, or created as part of business
o The context of the potential for harm
o Hazard Identification Methodologies:
 Structured and systematic
 By location or activity of occurrence
 Identifying nature/quantity/ physical and chemical properties
 Hazard register
o When Hazard Identification normally takes place:
 Initial process design
 During change programmes / activities
o Understand the scale and nature of hazards (forms of potential harm) – what can go wrong?
o Determine the location of the main hazards
o Determine safe storage arrangements for hazardous substances (Seveso requirements). Avoid mixing and incompatible storage (Oxidisers and Flammables)
o Identify, record and communicate harmful properties / conditions
 Safety data sheets for substances
 Major hazard scenario schematics for products / processes and conditions
• PIDs with process information – temp/pressure/voltage/ rotation speed etc.
 Supports determination of emergency measures
 Communication to alert staff, contractors, visitors, neighbours of the nature and extent of danger so they can put risks into context
o Controlling the introduction of new hazards
o Compliance with licences and permits

Tutor profile:

Ian Travers

Ian is a world expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries, Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian was the former Deputy Director (Chemical Regulation) UK Health and Safety Executive and has over twenty-five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He is an expert on process safety management, leadership and the establishment and implementation of key performance indicators for major hazard industries. Ian holds the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Franklin Medal for his outstanding contribution to Process Safety.

Ian has over twenty five years’ experience in the regulation of chemical and major hazard industries and in the investigation of major incidents to discover the underlying causes. He led the joint HSE and industry response to the major fire and explosion at the Buncefield fuel depot in the UK and established the UK Process Safety Leadership Group.
He also chaired the international expert panel to publish the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines on Process Safety Governance which is now the global benchmark on Process Safety Leadership and is also a member of the Energy Institute process safety committee.

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